Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE[6]: Correction
by Valhalla on Sun 28th Nov 2010 14:03 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Correction"
Valhalla
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For example, the term "stealing cable" has been widely accepted to mean the act of getting cable TV signals for free without authorization.

And where did this term originate? I'm guessing it was coined by cable companies or reporters, not by ordinary man who I am certain will call it something like 'getting cable for free'. And again in this case it's not stealing, it's accessing something which you have not paid to access.

As for people copying stuff they have no right of copying. I don't know, but I think we as a people reap what we sow. There's a celebration of utter greed in this world, and the corruption in our governments show us that those who are supposed to lead us by example live by the 'grab what you can when you can' principle.

People see their taxes go to saving banks which have lost their money through massive gamblings again in the name of greed. Why would this coming generation feel any reason to 'do the right thing'? I sure as hell can't blame them for copying what they can and use their money on things they can't copy when everyone at the top is grabbing all they can without shame.

What goes around comes around.

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